the back of beyond


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the back of beyond

A location that is extremely remote, out of the way, or inaccessible. She lives out in the back of beyond, so it's always a major hassle to go and visit her at Christmastime.
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the back of beyond

You describe a place as the back of beyond when it is very far away from towns or cities. How did my brother come to be living in a cottage in the back of beyond?
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the back of beyond

a very remote or inaccessible place.
1998 Sanjida O'Connell Angel Bird This is London, Niall, not some poky wee place in the back of beyond.
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the ˌback of beˈyond

(informal) a lonely place that is a long way from any town: That village they’ve moved to is really in the back of beyond!
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Now and then he volunteered a little, a very little, information about his own sotnia of Cossacks, left apparently to look after themselves somewhere at the back of beyond. He had done rough work in Central Asia, and had seen rather more help-yourself fighting than most men of his years.
But Kim did not suspect that Mahbub Ali, known as one of the best horse-dealers in the Punjab, a wealthy and enterprising trader, whose caravans penetrated far and far into the Back of Beyond, was registered in one of the locked books of the Indian Survey Department as C25 IB.
SCOTT BROWN reckons Leigh Griffiths will be back to his best in no time as the hitman can find the net whether it's the back of beyond or the Bernabeu.
No drive-in parking was available that I could see that hadn't been pre-booked and I ended up in an arrivals car park at the back of beyond that was a route march back to the Terminal.
Final word: A brief but beautiful adventure in the back of beyond. Price: PS2.99
BY ANITA MCSORLEY POSTMEN around Ireland often have tough jobs trying to deliver letters to people living in the back of beyond.
With To the Back of Beyond, Swiss author Peter Stamm has written a short but quiet book that neither explicitly asks nor attempts to universally answer these questions.
ridiculous having to go to either Pelaw or the back of beyond - Brockley Whins - to catch a Metro to Sunderland."
Travelling way into the back of beyond he would often bump into an old eccentric wanderer and then make camp with him.
What can Frances do but escape to the back of beyond? In her case, this is Norway's slice of the Arctic Circle, a place where the sun never sets during the height of summer.
Sheila Hawkins is best known for her 'Back of Beyond' trilogy, (The Back of Beyond, Beyond Our Dreams, and Beyond Compare) in which the author conveys her love of Cyprus, her family's experience with traditional village life and the unspoiled nature surrounding the village she so loved.
Watch it THE second in Simon Pegg, right, and Nick Frost's "trilogy", Hot Fuzz (ITV, 10.50pm, tonight) sees police sergeant Nicholas Angel shipped out to the back of beyond.
I suspect they regard it as being "buried alive in the back of beyond".
They sometimes have difficulty in finding us, mind, along a country lane in the back of beyond." added Mr Gray.